There are flood stories in every ancient world religion and much evidence to support the fact that it did happen.
The two most common and revealing accounts of how it happened, at first seem to contradict each other.
One says that the the heavens opened, and the other that the sea rose and descended upon the earth.
The great salt lake at utah has a chemical composition similar to that of the oceans, Lakes van and urmia near to mount ararat where the ark is said to have landed, are 1,670 metres and 1,250 metres above sea level, and unbelievably, are both salt lakes. Even higher at 2,150 metres in the mountains south of van, there are still sand beaches.
In the low lying lands to the east of mount ararat lies the caspian sea, the largest land locked body of water on the planet. It is also a salt water lake, containing salmon, sturgeon and herring as well as other marine animals such as porpoises and seals. How did salt and large sea mammals get there?
Such anomalies can be found throughout the world.
The answer is that in 7640BC this planet was hit by seven comets. Computer simulations have shown that where some of these comets hit the seas, the result would have been a worldwide flood.
The bible stories give only brief accounts of this flood, but many other ancient texts survive with much greater detail.
These texts, along with the bible texts, were originally passed down verbally through the generations, but form a large part of all the knowledge that remains of mans real history on this planet.
The accounts vary due to location. Anyone living near the sea would observe the waters rising, further inland you would only see it falling.
Most of what i referred to here is taken from uriels machine by christopher knight and robert lomas, and is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in consolidating science fact with biblical 'fiction'.
· 1 decade ago